Roberto Forés Veses

Chief conductor and artistic Director of the orchestre d’Auvergne


A poet of sounds, sculpting the orchestra’s sonority

In 2012, Roberto Forés Veses was appointed chief conductor and artistic director of the Orchestre d’Auvergne.

Born in Valencia (Spain), Roberto Forés Veses studied orchestral conducting at the Accademia Musicale Pescarese (Italy) and the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, where he received his Master’s Degree under Leif Segerstam. In 2006, he won the Orvieto Conducting Competition (Italy) with distinction. In 2007, he was also one of the winners of the Evgeny Svetlanov Conducting Competition in Luxembourg.

His work


He is an extremely versatile conductor, devoted both to the symphonic and to the operatic repertoire. In 2008 he made his debut at the Teatro Regio de Torino conducting Salome and Elisir d’amore, and at the Bolshoi with Macbeth. In the following years he conducted several operas: Il viaggio a Reims and Don Pasquale, La Cenerentola, Lakmé, Die Zauberflöte, L’italiana in Algeri, The Barber of Seville. He also conducted Cosi fan tutte, La Finta Giardiniera and La Bohème, in Avignon, Vichy, Helsinki, Rouen and Orvietto. He recently conducted the world premiere of B.R. Earl’s La regina dei capelli d’oro at the Stresa Festival (Italy), Don Giovanni  (Vichy), Orphée  (Avignon) and Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Clermont-Ferrand and Avignon.

Roberto Forés Veses has conducted many orchestras including the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Saint-Petersburg Academic Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Comunidad Valenciana, Orchestre de l’Opera de Toulon, the Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto: Casa da Música, Orquestra de Valencia, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Den Haag Residentie Orkest, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Normandie, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Saint-Étienne, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Sinfoniaorkesteri Finlandia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Austrias,  Moscow City Symphony – Russian Philharmonic, State Symphony Orchestra-Novaya Rossiya, Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and the Orchestre de chambre de Genève.

He regularly performs in many international festivals, including La Folle Journée de Nantes and Tokyo, La Chaise-Dieu, Murten Classics, Stresa Festival, Les Flâneries musicales de Reims, Festival de la Vézère, Festival des Monts de la Madeleine, Festival de Polignac, Les Grandes Heures de Cluny, Festival Bach en Combrailles, Festival Musée des Invalides, Flâneries musicales de Reims, Berlioz Festival.

Maestro Forés Veses records regularly with the Aparté Record Label and Warner Classics. Recent recordings with Orchestre d’Auvergne include albums with Romain Leleu and Naoko Yoshino and albums dedicated to Tchaikovsky, Sibelius and Beethoven.


In 2018-2019, he will be on tour with the Orchestre d’Auvergne in Poland, Argentina, Spain and Japan, and will record works of Dvorak, Janacek, Martinu, Alban Berg, Schreker, Webern, Schoenberg and Strauss with Aparte Label.

His future projects include Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Opera Houses of Reims, Clermont-Ferrand, Massy and Avignon.

He will also perform with the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Hong Kong Simphonietta, Nagoya Philharmonic, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, Orquesta de Extremadura, Orchestre de Nouvelle Aquitaine, Sinfonietta de Lausanne, Odense Symfoniorkester, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, State Academic Symphony Orchestra “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Orquesta Sinfónica de Salta, Orchestre de Cannes, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo.

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